The massive MyHeritage* database of more than 6.3 billion historical records from around the world is now available FREE to access on the computers at the Society of Genealogists’ Library.

The collection includes:

·         Birth, marriage and death records

·         Census, military, immigration and legal records

·         The world’s largest collection of newspapers (currently more than 120 million pages –text searchable).

·         Yearbooks, directories and guides

·         Family trees, photos, documents and maps

Many of the datasets are unique and can only be found online on MyHeritage.  The datasets which   particularly complement the library collections are those for  many European countries such as  over 21 million Norwegian baptisms 1634-1927 or 26 million Swedish births and baptism 1611-1920.  A recent addition is the  Rotterdam, Netherlands, Birth Index 1911 -1913 with 11.6 million entries., There’s very interesting coverage for Central and Eastern Europe and Southern Mediterranean countries too.  Outside Europe there is coverage of South and Central America and the Caribbean as well as useful collections for the UK, Australia, Canada and  USA.

There are flexible search options including the ability to search by synonyms (including multi-lingual name equivalents), dates, places, keywords, events, relationships and other advanced criteria. Large numbers of the datasets are linked to the images of the original documents (eg original census images).

The Society wishes to thank MyHeritage for their generosity in making this service available to us.  So do come and use the Society’s computers to search this massive new addition to our resources.  Some of our staff have already made very interesting discoveries!

If you cannot get to the SoG library, and want to access the MyHeritage data from anywhere in the world via the internet, including your own home, then this is possible with a personal MyHeritage data subscription.  A full worldwide MyHeritage data subscription is currently available for £58.50 for the first year, which is a special SoG Members only discount of more than 50% off the regular annual data subscription price of £120.00.  If you want to take advantage of this exclusive Member’s only discount then you will need a special discount code which is available by emailing our Membership Office  .

This offer is valid until 30 September 2016.  The discount is applied to the first year of the regular annual data subscription, and to the price prevailing at the time of applying the code. 

* MyHeritage glocal user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees and ground-breaking search and matching technologies:

Registered members: more than 80 million
Profiles (names in family trees): 2.6 billion
Family trees: 28 million
Historical records and documents: 3.5 billion
Photos: 200 million
Languages: 42
Employees: 260
Geographic presence: All countries

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